In 2019, 12 Oasis Hub charities ran projects that improved the lives of 23,000 people, according to statistics in the Oasis Community Partnerships Impact Report.
Projects varied from youth, children’s and community work, including community cafés, as well as city farms, parent and toddler groups, debt advice centres, food pantries, family support services, Oasis churches, mentoring schemes for children and young people, adult education programmes and healthy living projects.
Dave Parr, CEO of Oasis Community Partnerships, said; “Thank you to all our supporters, partners, staff and community members. I hope you are proud of all that we have achieved together and that you are looking forward to the difference we can make in the future. It is a privilege to work with you all and I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish in the coming year.”
One of the people supported was James, who found himself struggling with mental health issues and mounting debt. The advice centre was able cancel some debt and access more benefits. ‘I feel like a different person now,' he says, 'I felt so hopeless before.’
Unemployed Becka felt isolated and adrift until she received training and volunteer opportunities at Oasis Hub in Oldham. Now she says ‘I now feel part of the community and I am closer to full-time employment.’